Terrible results using Pentax DA 40 2.8 XS

Started Feb 12, 2019 | Discussions thread
miles green
miles green Veteran Member • Posts: 7,631
Re: In this....

Robertj_298 wrote:

miles green wrote:

Imho, a defective lens AND some motion blur...

I believe you are correct. Here is the shot with better lighting. Center laft and right crop

Yes, now at least the centre looks OK, but the edges show some decentering.

I'm assuming Pentax service would charge an arm and a leg.

However, I suspect that someone who can service film era lenses wouldn't have much trouble with this one. The construction of this lens is quite simple, with no motors inside, the optical formula can't be too complicated either.

If all else fails, think of it as a "toy lomo lens", it might make a fun soft-focus portrait lens.

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